It hasn't been a phenomenal decade for the Bruins. 4 times, they failed to make the playoffs, inexcusable in the NHL. The 5 times they did make the postseason, they were ejected in the 1st round 4 times.
But the worm has started to turn. The Bruins started the decade with an epic 2-1 win in the NHL's biggest regular season game. They ended the last decade with their first playoff series triumph in 17 years. They have young, talented players locked up under contract. Things aren't quite as black and gloomy for the Black & Gold.
The nominees for player of the decade...
Marc Savard - C
Patrice Bergeron - C
Zdeno Chara - D
Joe Thornton - C
Glen Murray - RW
And the winner is...
Since joining the Bruins in 2006, Marc Savard has amassed 284 points, 71 goals, 213 assists. In all three full seasons he's been a Bruin, he's led the team in points and assists.
Patrice Bergeron deserves an honorable mention here, as does Joe Thornton. Bergeron for the consistent effort he's put in for years with this team, and Thornton for his sheer ability, although he never realized his potential here in Boston.
Marc Savard is a leader, an all-zone player, and the craftiest playmaker in the NHL.